Master's program includes a set of training activities aimed at providing a solid postgraduate skills with the following objectives: the initiation to research activities and the academic specialization in the field of Physics of Complex Systems. Two main topics are addressed: systems exhibiting complex temporal or spatio-temporal dynamics, and systems displaying emergent properties as the level of complexity increases.
It is expected that graduated students will achieve the following skills:
To develop and apply their own original ideas within the context of research. For that purpose they must broaden their previous foundation in physics and gain a specialized knowledge in specific aspects of the Physics of Complex Systems such as: the different levels of description of physical phenomena (microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic), the qualitative properties of the dynamics equations and their dependence on parameters, the importance of noise and fluctuations, and the relationship between the microscopic elements of a system, their interactions and the system geometry, with the macroscopic properties.
To apply the knowledge achieved to solve practical problems both in the academic and professional domain. This will be accomplished by improving their capabilities in modeling and simulation, as well as their experimental skills, in aspects related to the construction of numerical models, the design of experimental systems, and the knowledge of the properties and microscopic structure of solid materials and fluids.